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Kim Guymon

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Kim Guymon
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Former candidate for
Everett Public Schools, Seat 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionRetail consultant
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Kim Guymon was a candidate for Seat 2 on the Everett Public Schools Board of Directors in Washington. She was defeated by incumbent Carol Andrews in the November 5, 2013 general election. Guymon campaigned for board transparency, fiscal responsibility and greater respect for teachers.


Guymon is currently completing an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University through a distance learning program. She has co-owned an office equipment firm and served as a retail consultant in the past. Guymon established a group called the Everett School Board Project in 2011 to seek reforms to board operations.[1] She and her husband, Mark, have two children who attend Everett Public Schools.[2]



See also: Everett Public Schools elections (2013)


Guymon ran for Seat 2 on the board against incumbent Carol Andrews in the November 5, 2013 general election.


Everett Public Schools, Six-year term, Seat 2, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Andrews Incumbent 57.3% 13,462
     Nonpartisan Kim Guymon 41.8% 9,818
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.8% 199
Total Votes 23,479
Source: Snohomish County Auditor's Office, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013


Guymon's campaign website listed the following endorsements for the 2013 campaign:[3]

  • Mary Ann Elbert
  • Becky Ransom
  • Joyce Hudson
  • Farah Kreutz
  • Kevin Vaughn
  • Karoline House


Guymon reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[4]

Campaign themes


Kim Guymon, "Students First!"

Guymon provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Snohomish County:[5]

"I am the outsider in this race and a concerned district parent and taxpayer just like you. The public seems to have been largely ignored in recent years by the School Board elected to represent them. I intend to change that by making those who matter the most (students, teachers and families) my top and constant priority.

As I have done for the last 2 years as the founder of the citizen's action group, The Everett School Board Project, I will ask the questions you want asked and lead with you in mind.

As an Everett School Board Director I promise to:

-Lead with the students, teachers and families of the district as my priority

-Seek prudent classroom-focused financial management. Kids First!

-Communicate with the public in the spirit of transparency and respect

-Respect teachers who work tirelessly to prepare our students for success

-Seek innovative educational solutions that engage our 21st century students

-Help create a positive educational environment that pushes Everett Schools to the top.

Visit my website for more information. Please join me and together we can make a difference."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Rod Reynolds and Ted Wenta sought election to Seat 1 on the board currently held by Ed Petersen. Petersen did not file for election to a second full term. Carol Andrews ran for a second term in Seat 2 against challenger Guymon.

About the district

See also: Everett Public Schools, Washington
Everett Public Schools is located in Snohomish County, Washington
The City of Everett in Snohomish County is located along the Puget Sound in northwestern Washington. The population of Everett was 103,022 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[6]


Everett lagged behind state averages for median income, higher education achievement and poverty rate in the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (20.3%) was below the state average (31.4%). The U.S. Census calculated Everett's median income at $48,410 while the state median income was $58,890. Everett had a poverty rate of 16.4% while the state rate was 12.5%.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Everett (%) Washington (%)
White 74.6 77.3
Black or African American 4.1 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.5
Asian 7.8 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.7 0.6
Two or More Races 5.3 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 14.2 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[7]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 56.8 40.0
2008 58.1 39.3
2004 53.0 45.5
2000 51.6 43.6

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[8] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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